Meow! Meeeeeeooooow! Meow! It is a shrill sound and very loud. It penetrates right down to your bones, if you let it. It comes without warning, in the midst of day when I am typing away and concentrating on my writing. Or it comes in the middle of the night, while I am sound asleep. For awhile it was jarring, but now I just smile. It is the distinct sound of our almost twenty year old Siamese cat. We adopted her after my mother passed away. She is nearly blind and hard of hearing, yet still quite beautiful and lively. Even if the sound is abrasive and shocks me, I don’t mind it anymore. I love that little old, elderly cat and have come to even relish hearing her shrieking voice. That’s how we sometimes adjust to sounds.
What do you hear right now? How do you react to the sounds around you?
This lesson has evoked some interesting responses. A lot of people are surprised at how much they experience dissonance and feel many ranges of response — even anger. All the time these reactions have been there in a subtle form — creating discomfort and unhappiness, yet they went un noticed. No wonder we don’t understand why we have levels of stress and agitation and don’t know why. It is time to pay attention.
Please go back to the previous lesson and continue the practice of observing what you hear. You cannot alter your environment if you don’t even know what is troubling to you. Pay attention! Begin the process of becoming lighter and happier. Clear out the cacophony as best you can or just accept the “noises” you cannot alter. Then introduce those sounds that are soothing to you and that enrich your experience of the world.
Who knows? Some day you might even try singing hymns or chanting sacred words. Then you will be elevating and bringing beauty, not just to your world, but to your own level of Divine Energy.
Let your life become “music to your ears.”
With love and namaste, Deanne
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